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New session on climate change now added to All Our Health programme

Louise Garrahan, 7 July 2022
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Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) to develop a new elearning session for the All Our Health programme.

Climate Change helps all health and social care professionals use their trusted relationships with patients, families, and communities to protect the health of people and planet by taking actions which improve health and reduce carbon emissions.

The session has been developed in response to the world’s worsening climate crisis as the health of the planet is inextricably linked to human health and wellbeing. A healthy planet provides us with our most basic needs: fertile land for food production, safe water to drink and clean air to breathe. The warming of the planet, known as ‘climate change’, is degrading our planet’s life-support system and threatens our ability to thrive and survive. Climate change is happening more quickly than previously feared and represents an urgent global crisis requiring a bold, united response.

To support action against climate change, the session offers advice and information to help all health and care professionals:

  • understand specific activities linked to transport, housing, food, green space, and social and health inequalities that can support a healthy planet and improve population health
  • reduce the contribution that health and care have on the climate crisis such as prioritising treatments and technologies with a lower environmental impact

The session also signposts learners to other sources of useful information such as HEE elfh’s Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning programme, Walking for Health and Medact.

It complements the 28 existing sessions within the All Our Health programme which covers a range of public health topics including air pollution, cardiovascular disease prevention, mental health, social prescribing, workplace health, healthy ageing, and child and adult obesity. All Our Health also features 5 interactive townscape sessions where learners can click on various buildings, such as the GP surgery and school, to access support on topics such as breastfeeding and child oral health.

To access the latest resource, please select the Climate Change session on the All Our Health programme page.

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